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Definition of "jigsaw" []

  • A usually power-driven saw with a narrow vertical blade, used to cut sharp curves. (noun)
  • To cut or form with a jigsaw. (verb-transitive)
  • To arrange intricately; interlock. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jigsaw" in a sentence
  • "Perhaps the most important piece of the jigsaw is the casting."
  • "Until this last piece of the jigsaw is in place, Ireland will remain in limbo."
  • "This story here on the Yellowstone National Park Grey Wolves and the beneficial effects that having wolves on your doorstep can have and just how important each piece of the jigsaw is to the whole reminds us that wolves used to live here too."